One of the most appealing factors of natural stone is the unique appearance of each individual piece. The different veinings, colourings and finishes all help to create standout design statements. It is these characteristics that often draw the attention of homeowners and interior designers alike.
Unique surface statements are not however just limited to kitchen and bathroom countertop surfaces, there are a number of ways that stone can be incorporated into the home to deliver truly stylish and distinctive focal points.
Let’s take a look at a few ways that stone can be used in the home!
Use stone to make a statement headboard
The bed is the central point of your bedroom, and as a result, is the ideal place to make an exceptional design statement. Colourful and beautifully detailed stones can make for magnificent headboards and can bring your entire bedroom scheme together. Jurassic Green is a wonderfully striking natural quartzite. This visually arresting natural stone has an exquisite depth of colour and detail, from an assortment of greens to flecks of black and white quartz. Seen here as a full-height headboard, the deep greens and monochrome accents tie the pared-back and sophisticated colour palette of the bedroom together, resulting in an impressive interior aesthetic.
You can choose a stone for your headboard to suit your scheme just as you would a wallpaper or a paint colour. If you do opt for something particularly colourful, make sure it is something you will be happy with for years to come, or at least a versatile colour so that you can update your interior décor scheme around it should you wish to.
Add natural stone to your stair risers
A central part of the home, adding some interest and character to your stair risers can really draw the eye and create an exciting and visually striking interior design statement. Combined with the wood floorboards and clean white walls, the stair risers seen here have been adorned with Verde Luana marble, creating a contrasting and truly unique décor.
If you are thinking about using natural stone on your flooring or stairs, make sure you speak to an expert to get the best advice on which materials are better suited to this kind of application. The team at Cullifords is always on hand to provide advice on different materials.
Create focal points with feature panels
A feature panel in an eye-catching material can help you create a focal point without overpowering your space. Perfect for bathrooms, in particular when placed behind a freestanding bath, a decorative natural stone feature panel will add a touch of finesse and luxury. Whether you opt for a decorative and colourful piece, such as the Azul Imperial natural quartzite, or a beautifully white veined surface such as the Silver Moon marble, a distinctive surface panel is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
Use natural stone as a tabletop surface
Whilst the majority of materials we supply here at Cullifords will be for kitchen worktops, it’s important to remember that natural stones can also be used as tabletop surfaces on dining tables, coffee tables and even bedside tables. Detailed surfaces such as Calacatta Viola Estramoz marble or a Fusion Blue quartzite will look fantastic on top of a coffee table and can form the central point of your interior décor. As with any surface, if you opt for a colourful and more detailed stone, be sure to take your overall scheme into account – natural stones can pair beautifully with other materials and textures such as soft linens and wood finishes, so make sure you make the most of your surface statement by creating a cohesive scheme throughout.